3D glasses

Learning about systems thinking is like putting on a pair of 3D glasses that allows you to see things clearly for the first time.

Like the man in that video, you can suddenly see all these new things, and are very excited

But like that man with the glasses, if you shout about it you may as well wear a tin foil hat as well as special conspiracy revealing glasses.tinfoilhat

Because like conspiracy theorists everywhere, once you find out the truth (maaannnn!) you’ll soon find out there is also a conspiracy to hide the truth (maaaannnnn!), or so it will seem.

There’s no conspiracy though. That would mean that there were people who knew the the truth but were deliberately hiding it. Not the case.

There’s no cabal of command and control fiends who know the truth and are keeping it from everyone. Just people who happen to be mistaken.

The conspiracy of silence doesn’t come from the people that don’t know. If it exists it can only come from the people that do.

That’s you and me.

If you know, but do nothing, you are hiding it. You are the conspiracy of silence.

“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” — Mahatma Gandhi

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